for the volunteer leadership

October 2005, Vol. 17, No. 10

  • In This Issue Members Only Content

    This notification outlines the ISM national volunteer positions available in May 2006. Descriptions for each position include term of office, qualifications and duties.

  • Affiliate Support Members Only Content

    Below is the list of ISM seminars for the months of November and December 2005, and January 2006. For seminar details, please refer to the seminar section in the ISM Educational Resource Catalog, call the ISM customer service department at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 401, or log on to the ISM Web site (, and select the Seminars and Online Learning link.

  • Certification Members Only Content

    Lifetime Certification or Lifetime Accreditation means recertifying or reaccrediting for the last time. Lifetime applicants must have at least 18 years of full-time professional supply management experience (for the A.P.P., professional supply management experience can be a secondary component of the applicant's full-time job).

  • Spread The Word — Sharing The Value of Supply Management Members Only Content

    Attention special event chairs and professional development chairs … it's not too early to begin planning for a smooth and successful Supply Management Month 2006.

  • Technology Members Only Content

    Where do you turn when you are looking for answers about ISM, membership, certification, seminars, the Report On Business®, or purchasing and supply management in general? Well, look no further than ISM's Web site. ISM has gathered the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) from customers over the years and compiled several resource pages on the ISM Web site (

  • Liner Notes Members Only Content

    What difficulties do you encounter with negotiations? This month's satellite seminar will provide resources for effective negotiations, as well as a look at how reduce some of the uneasiness and stress associated with the negotiation process. "Tools for Negotiation Success" airs on October 20, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern. Leading the panel discussion will be Christine McKay, founder and president of McKay Partners, Inc. She has extensive experience in negotiating in the areas of supplier selection and management, accounts payable reduction, accounts receivables collection, and mergers and acquisitions. Joining her on the panel will be three supply management practitioners. Additional details on the program are available in the Satellite Seminar area of the ISM Web site at

  • Reminders Members Only Content

    The 6th Annual Services Group Conference is December 1-2, 2005 at the Embassy Suites Golf Resort in Paradise Valley/Scottsdale, Arizona.